BEIJING, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CreditEase announces today that its founder and CEO Ning Tang has been appointed to the University of Oxford's Said Business School's ("Oxford Said") new Global Leadership Council. This council of senior global leaders will provide independent advice and guidance to the school.
"I am humbled to be appointed to Oxford Said's Global Leadership Council and excited to be an active contributor to the school's mission as it strives ahead." enthuses Ning Tang, founder and CEO, CreditEase. "I look forward to working with the global leaders on the council, giving advice and providing insights to help foster forward thinking in addressing the world-scale challenges we face today."
Said Business School is a vibrant and innovative business school embedded in the historic and prestigious University of Oxford. The school offers programs and research opportunities that have global impact and help individuals and organizations find ideas and valuable network to tackle world-wide problems. As one of the fastest growing business schools in the world, the school is ranked 1st in the UK in the FT's ranking of open enrollment programs in 2016, and 2nd globally for aims achieved in the FT ranking of MBA programs in 2017.
The school's stated objective is to work with the broader University to address the most pressing challenges in business and society. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Said Business School explained: "The council will help ensure that our activities remain forward thinking and relevant, to meet our mission of developing leaders with a thorough understanding of business and importantly, its broader role in society. We are very grateful to the leaders who have joined the council - their advice and insights will be invaluable."
The Oxford Said Global Leadership Council will be chaired by Sam Laidlaw, Executive Chairman of Neptune Oil and Gas Limited and former CEO of Centrica. The inaugural group consists of a global network of 28 current or former Chief Executives and Chairs of leading organizations from both the private and public sectors. Other than CreditEase, they also include Apple, Blackrock, McKinsey, L'Oreal, Santander, UBS, and other leading organizations. The council will help advance the school's unique business education model as an integral part of the wider University of Oxford. The council will advise on strategy and initiatives that promote the school's global profile, including its relations with the corporate sector, program development, and research.
In June 2010, Peter Tufano, then Senior Associate Dean and Finance professor at Harvard Business School, first visited CreditEase and spoke with CreditEase's CEO Ning Tang and some of the company's employees. The discussion centered on the development of CreditEase's P2P lending business in China. Tufano tapped into his expertise in finance research and education, and examined the status of international P2P lending and microfinance in his sharing.
In October 2014, Oxford Said hosted the Oxford China Business Forum in Beijing. The forum's attendees comprised of thought leaders in the academia and global business elites. The conversation revolved around the theme of "Transformational Change in China". CreditEase's CEO Ning Tang shared his entrepreneurial story and discussed the best practices for growth for innovative companies in China.
CreditEase is a leading FinTech company in China, specializing in inclusive finance and wealth management. With continuous efforts to explore payment, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, robo-advisor, insurance tech, blockchain and other frontiers, CreditEase actively engages with global FinTech innovation through business incubation and investment. Better tech, better finance, better world.